Alaskan malamute


Alas·kan malamute

noun \ə-ˈlas-kən-\

Definition of ALASKAN MALAMUTE

:  any of a breed of powerful heavy-coated deep-chested dogs of Alaskan origin that have erect ears, heavily cushioned feet, and a bushy tail

First Known Use of ALASKAN MALAMUTE

1913

Alaskan malamute

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Sled dog developed by the Malemiut, an Eskimo group. It is a strongly built dog with a broad head, erect ears, and a plumelike tail carried over its back. Its thick coat is usually gray and white or black and white, the colours frequently forming a caplike or masklike marking on the head. It stands 23–25 in. (58–64 cm) tall and weighs 75–85 lbs (34–39 kg). Characteristically loyal and friendly, it has served on expeditions to the Antarctic.

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